Comrade Bond benefited from a fast pace at Yarmouth last time when getting up by a neck and bids for a hat-trick off a 3lb higher mark. Fieldgunner Kirkup scored over C&D last month but would prefer slower ground so another chance goes to PEARL NATION. He won at Doncaster before having to race wide and finishing fourth at Redcar last time. He can reverse that running with third-placed Mon Brav and return to winning ways. Defence Council, Solar Spirit and Mingun Bell are others with claims in a wide-open contest.
Toto Skyllachy 7-2 (8-13) Went left start, tracked leaders in 4th, headway over 3f out, kept on to take 3rd near finish, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Osteopathic Remedy (9-0) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Solar Spirit (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Mid-division stand side, weakened over 1f out, 15th of 19, 12l behind El Viento (9-6) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Mingun Bell (USA) 25-1 (9-9) Mid-division on outside, pushed along inside final 3f, hung right soon after, stayed on same pace over 1f out, 8th of 14, 5l behind Switzerland (8-10) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Aug.
Orpsie Boy (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden over 2f out, ran on final furlong, no threat to winner, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Idler (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Polish World (USA) 9-1 (9-9) Led, hard driven over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, no extra closing stages, 8th of 14, 11l behind Hi There (8-9) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Defence Council (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) Close up stand side, every chance over 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 17, 1l behind Bonnie Charlie (8-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Paramour 8-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, hard ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 14, 8l behind Hi There (8-9) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Green Park (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Mid-division, bumped and headway over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 9th of 14, 9l behind Cruise Tothelimit (8-9) at Chester 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Mon Brav 15-2 (9-0) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened and not much room inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Trade Secret (9-6) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Fieldgunner Kirkup (GER) 9-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish, won at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug beating Chookie Royale (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Pearl Nation (USA) 3-1fav (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Roninski (9-3) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Comrade Bond 15-2 (8-12) Mid-division, headway under pressure over 1f out, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, all out, won at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Jul beating Born To Surprise (9-6) by nk, 9 ran.
Red Eyes 10-1 (8-6) 5th of 16, 2 1/4l behind Glen Nevis (9-5) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 1m 2f hcp in Mar.
Springheel Jake 7-1 (8-13) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 7l behind Amenable (9-3) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Mutafaakir (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, beaten when hung badly right under pressure over 2f out, 11th of 13, 13l behind Jacob Cats (9-5) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Conry (IRE) 11-4fav (9-3) Chased leaders, not clear run on inside well over 1f out, switched right over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, unable to reach leading duo, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind The Happy Hammer (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.